Aesthetic and Durable Tooth Replacement with Dental Bridges
Drs. Knop and Ilyabayev of Gentle Dental are premier providers of porcelain dental bridges in Queens, NY, serving Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and residents of other areas in and around Queens. Porcelain dental bridges offer a potentially ideal solution for patients with one or more missing teeth.
A precision-crafted dental bridge fills the gap where teeth are missing with a natural-looking artificial tooth or teeth, depending on the patient’s individual needs. Both Dr. Knop and Dr. Ilyabayev have finely honed aesthetic sensibilities that enable them to customize replacement teeth around the specific needs of individual patients, ensuring that these porcelain restorations perfectly complement the size, shape, color and texture of surrounding natural teeth. Furthermore, because our dental bridges are composed of only the finest and most resilient materials, they are extremely durable, giving our patients the ability to eat, talk and smile with renewed ease and confidence.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are several types of dental bridges, all of which serve the same basic purpose.
Traditional, fixed dental bridges consist of an artificial tooth or teeth supported by two porcelain crowns, one for each natural tooth on either side of the gap. When these crowns are attached to the natural teeth, the artificial tooth or teeth span the space between, unobtrusively restoring the patient’s smile.
If natural teeth remain on only one side of a gap, our dentists may use a cantilever bridge. With this type of bridge, the supporting dental crown is only located on one side of the replacement tooth.
A third type of bridge, the “Maryland” composite bond bridge, is attached by means of a metal band that is discreetly bonded to the back surfaces of the surrounding natural teeth. This type of bridge is typically used to replace missing front teeth.
Although traditional fixed bridges, in particular, should last many years with proper maintenance, bridges can also be supported by dental implants to ensure the most secure, natural-looking restoration possible.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Aside from obvious aesthetic benefits, there are numerous practical advantages to replacing missing teeth with dental bridges. By filling the gap between natural teeth, dental bridges can help prevent teeth from drifting out of alignment when a tooth is missing. In addition, because they are fixed into place, they cannot slip or be removed by hand. As a result, they offer a stable, long-term solution to problems that might otherwise develop with chewing and speaking.
Drawing upon their years of experience, Dr. Knop and Dr. Ilyabayev place customized dental bridges so that they fit snugly yet comfortably in the mouth so patients can enjoy years of wear with no discomfort.
For more information about porcelain dental bridges or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Knop or Dr. Ilyabayev of Gentle Dental to discuss whether a dental bridge is your best option if you are missing one or more teeth, call us at 718-461-0100 or fill out the contact form on our site and we will get back to you.
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Our office is easily accessible to residents in need of dental bridges in Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and other areas in Queens, NY.